Posts Tagged ‘rental market’

National promise to “monitor the rental market” – so where do tenants send reports of rent gouging?

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, May 30th, 2017 - 35 comments

In the wake of the accommodation supplement fiasco Joyce has promised that the government will monitor the rental market.
Questions that the media may wish to ask Mr J – Where do tenants send reports of rent gouging? – Exactly what action will the government take when they receive these reports?

Can we even afford to be tenants in our own country?

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, February 25th, 2017 - 93 comments

Being tenants in our own country is starting to look like the good old days.

Screwing more out of Auckland renters

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, January 10th, 2017 - 12 comments

Already sky-high Auckland rents are set to rise further.

A win on rental standards

Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, July 9th, 2015 - 104 comments

This is a good example of a policy win from opposition. More please!

Political donations and conflicts of interest

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, March 2nd, 2015 - 53 comments

Whether it’s about election donations or portfolios, some people do seem to think MPs should always get the benefit of the doubt.

Kiwi dream RIP

Written By: - Date published: 1:36 pm, February 7th, 2011 - 33 comments

Owning your own home was the foundation of the “Kiwi dream”.  Now it seems that we’ve let that dream slip further out of reach than almost anywhere in the world.  Houses in Auckland are less affordable than in New York.  Demand in the rental market is far outstripping supply.  What should the government be doing?

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